Mon. Apr 22nd, 2024
Sreeja Akula clinches WTT Feeder Beirut II women's singles title

Environment no. 47 Sreeja Akula clinched the WTT Feeder Beirut II women’s singles title as she defeated Sarah De Nutte in the final at the Al Kawthar Secondary School in Lebanon on Sunday evening.

Sreeja, dominating the match from the get-go, clinched her 2nd global title following she rallied again from getting rid of the opening video game to get the contest 3-1 (6-11, 12-10, 11-5, 11-9) in 33 minutes.

In January this calendar year, Sreeja received her maiden title when she bagged the WTT Feeder Corpus Christi women’s singles title in Texas, United states of america.

The 25-year-aged from Hyderabad experienced then defeated planet no. 46 Lily Zhang of the United states, a 3-time Olympian, 3- (11-6, 18-16, 11-5) in the last, which lasted just above 30 minutes.

In the run-up to profitable her 2nd international crown in Lebanon, Sreeja eased previous Daniela Fonseca of Cuba in the Round of 32 with a at ease 3- earn in advance of using down fellow Indian paddler Archana Kamath 3-1.

In the quarterfinal, up against Chinese Taipei’s entire world no. 63 Liu Hsing-Yin, Sreeja dealt with the toughest match of the match, with the Indian building a brisk get started to declare the opening game right before shedding the future two to permit go of the direct. Sreeja then displayed her gritty game by bringing out her most effective to clinch the future two video games by large margins. Sreeja had won the match 11-4, 3-11, 7-11, 11-8, 11-6.

In the semifinal, she toyed with globe no. 36 Suh Hyo Won in a 3-1 win to arrive at the last.

Sreeja, who was also in rivalry for a women’s doubles title alongside with Diya Chitale, shed 3-1 (4-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-6) to Hong Kong China’s Doo Hoi Kem and Zhu Chengzhu in the final previously on Sunday.

In the meantime, Poymantee Baisya and Akash Pal surprised India’s star paddlers Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Manika Batra to acquire the blended doubles title. Baisya-Pal defeated Sathiyan-Batra 3-1 (11-9, 7-11, 11-9, 11-) in the ultimate.

In the men’s doubles final, which was an all-Indian clash, Manush Shah and Manav Thakkar emerged victorious from compatriots Mudit Dani and Akash Pal 3-1 (11-7, 11-5, 9-11, 11-6) in the remaining.

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